Guidelines for Supporting Sexuality and Gender Diverse Schools


Teachers and families may need support and strategies to address discrimination, harassment and bullying based on sexual orientation, intersex difference and gender diversity. Promoting and making available a range of written and electronic resources will assist in explaining the importance of challenging discrimination, harassment and bullying and supporting young LGBTI people.

Schools are encouraged to develop their own library of resources.  Suggested materials:

Ally Program, UWA

Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS)

beyondblue, depression, anxiety

LGBTI communities's-going-on/lgbti-communities

Equal Opportunity Commission

Freedom Centre's Safe Schools directory

Gay Lesbian and Straight Education network (USA)

Growing and Developing Healthy Relationships

Curriculum materials for K-12 students

Human Rights Campaign (USA)

What policies welcoming schools offer

Kids Matter

Mental health and wellbeing for primary school students


Mental health and wellbeing for secondary school students

National Safe Schools framework

Pride and Prejudice Educational Package

Challenging Homophobia Program for Everyday Classrooms

Rainbow network Victoria


Human Rights education resources for teachers

Safe Schools Coalition Australia

The Foundation for Young Australians

Safe Schools Coalition Victoria

Reducing homophobia and transphobia

Safe Schools Hub

The New Norm

UnitingCare West - True Colours Safer Schools program

Victoria University, Melbourne

The Equal Play Study: Simmions et al. (2014)
Funded by beyondblue Victorian Centre for excellence

WA Gender Project